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The Lake Motel

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Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Come and stay at the coolest boutique Lake Taupo motel – in central Taupo, New Zealand. Our six motel units boast unique retro styling with modern comforts. Your friendly hosts’ local knowledge will ensure that your stay is comfortable and peaceful. Our six rooms are all located on the ground floor, with SKY TV, queen size beds, free WiFi and separate bathrooms. The units all have kitchenettes. We are small enough to provide personalised service and a homely, relaxed atmosphere for your stay. We are well appointed with facilities and can recommend some great local service providers for further needs. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, The Lake Motel is truly a boutique motel with a difference. With attention to detail, mid-century retro styling and art throughout, The Lake Motel is a unique establishment and is NZ’s only motel to have featured in Home & Entertaining, NZ’s top design magazine. We look forward to you visiting us soon!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Refrigerator in room
Non-Smoking Rooms
Smoking rooms available
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What a joy to arrive at the Lake motel and relax in sixties atmosphere. After a friendly welcome by Tony with tips for the next day we settled with a complimentary tea and fresh milk. Price value is great at the Lake Motel. There is even a small garden patio in the back. Town cen
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Response from The_Lake_Motel, Owner at The Lake Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thankyou so much for taking the time to post a review and so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Fantastic place to stay. Tony & Di are so welcoming and helpful. Loved the retro style decor. Beautifully clean. Very thoughtful in terms of information provided, attention to detail, etc. Great location too-very near the Lake (3mins walk).
Lake Taupo is a beautiful area and thi
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lake Motel. We particularly liked the fact it was a small motel slightly back from its larger competitors, which made it quiet. The room was very comfortable and very well appointed. The only thing missing was a box of tissues. The hosts were
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Response from The_Lake_Motel, Owner at The Lake Motel
Responded 5 Nov 2018
Thanks so much Karen for taking the time to review your stay and so glad you enjoyed your time here in Taupo.
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Kind people and great and warm place! Me and my wife loved this place! Tony (owner) is a very polite person, give a lot of suggestions what to do em Taupo and give discounts to take breakfast in a good place in front of Lake Taupo!
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Response from The_Lake_Motel, Owner at The Lake Motel
Responded 10 Oct 2018
So glad you enjoyed your stay guys.
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Can't fault our experience! Price was great...room was amazing. We had such a restful stay and the retro room had character which made it very homely. Clean and well equipped kitchenette. Our host was lovely and very knowledgeable about the area. We'd go back for sure!
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Response from The_Lake_Motel, Owner at The Lake Motel
Responded 28 Sep 2018
Thankyou for your very kind review and so glad you had a great stay.
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self contained 1 bedroom unit - unit 1
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The 60’s suite is a private self-contained unit, with queen size bed in the bedroom and twin sin
Retro Room
Beautiful view of one of the rooms.
Have upu a hot pool?
No the room that I was given doesn’t come with a hot tub and this motel also doesn’t have a hotpool.
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Are the rooms centraly heated, Peter Martin
Hi Peter, Centrally heated? Not as far as I remember, but don't quote me on that. We were there in March, so it wasn't cold and we didn't need heating. I suggest you email them direct. You will find the email address on their website. What I do remember was the warm hospitality. Enjoy your holiday!
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"All probably the same"
"Only a small number of rooms - so book early."
"Room 3 was fantastic"
"A room with a kitchen/living area."
"It is a small motel so only a few rooms - try to get one with access to the back garden."
US$ 91 - US$ 133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
lake hotel taupo
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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